Mary CW Black
(1873 - 1943)
Mary C.W. Black was active/lived in California. Mary Black is known for landscape, seascape, adobe paintings.
Biography Mary C.W. Black
C. W. Black, a painter, was married to Clarence Black from
Detroit. He owned a Cadillac dealership. For health reasons, Mary and
her daughter, Ruth, began to spend summers in Santa Barbara,
California, and eventually the family built a large home in the low
Rivera, just above Mission Santa Barbara. They named the home El
Mary C.W. Black had her own studio in the house, and she
socialized with local artists and those passing through would stay with
them at their home. She befriended William Wendt and his wife and many
Her husband, Clarence, donated the funds necessary to build Faulkner Gallery in the Library
building so Mary and other artists could have art shows. When Clarence
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